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1 New Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Information Service, 0, 
New Nova Scotia. N.pl.: Nova Scotia Information Service, n.d. Pp. [48]. Illustrated. Double column. Oblong 8vo, blue ill. card covers. A government publication highlighting the achievments and accomplishments of the people and industries of Nova Scotia. Inkstamp to front, else vg. 20.00

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2 (British Information Services Labor and Industry in Britain : A Monthly Review. Vol. III, No. 11 - November, 1945.
British Information Services : An Agency of the British Government, Information Division, New York , 1945, 
(British Information Services). Labor and Industry in Britain : A Monthly Review. Vol. III, No. 11 – November, 1945. New York : British Information Services : An Agency of the British Government, Information Division, 1945. Pp [145]-160. 8vo, orange printed stapled wrappers. Contents : What Is It Like in Britain Today. British Trade Unions Meet. Labor Controls in Britain Today. Short tears to fore-edges, else very good. 20.00

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3 A.L.O.C. SMITH, William W. A Lady of Canada Story of a Dark Plot; or, Tyranny on the Frontier
Warren Press, Bston, 1903, 
A.L.O.C. The Story of a Dark Plot; or, Tyranny on the Frontier. Boston : The Warren Press, 1903. Pp (2),[3]-198,(2), frontispiece portrait + 3 plates.8vo, maroon cloth, single rule blindstamped border, gilt lettering to fron t board and spine. A.L.O.C. stands for A Lady of Canada. "The publication of this book has been with the approval of some of the best thinkers on the temperance question, and we doubt not that its careful perusal by all who read it will prove a stimulus in connection with the cause of temperance, and if they are timid or hesitating will cause them to become decisive in thenoble work for humanity. It is a well-known fact that the grand old County of Brome is one of the banner counties in every thing which is helpful to the cause of morality, and we hereby offer a fraternal hand to all our co-workers in the Dominion, and pray God's blessing may rest on every effort put forth that, whatever may be the private opinion they may entertain respecting the course pursued by the government, in order to ascertain the minds of the people on the prohibition question, they may not only pray right, but when the time presents itself may vote right. Notwithstanding the fact that a majority of the inhabitants of our county are true to prohibition principles, yet a minority would not hesitate, if possible, to repeal the ScottAct, as was evidenced in the dark plot which was enacted in our midst, but which could not be carried out until a rough from another country was hire d to commit the murderous assault, which was made on Mr. W. W. Smith, one of the most earnest temperance workers in the Province of Quebec, President of the Brome County Alliance for five terms in succession, and who is actively engaged in sustaining the Scott Act in our county, and saving from the sad consequences of the traffic the tempted and the fallen." (from the Introduction by J.H.F.). Light wear to spine ends and corners, wear to front outer hinge, brown stains to margins of 10 pages, circular blindstamp, else avery good, solid copy. 60.00

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4 ABEL, James F. Office of Education Bulletin , 1930, No. 12. National Ministries of Education : Office of Education Bulletin , 1930, No.12
United States Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1930, 
ABEL, James F. National Ministries of Education. United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education, Bulletin, 1930, No. 12. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1930. Pp (2),iii-ix,(1),1-158. 8vo, grey card covers, black lettering to front cover, spine blank. Contents : 1. A brief history of the development of national ministries of education. 2. General characteristics of the office of minister and of the ministry of education. 3. Population, cultural, economic, and other conditions affecting the work of the ministry of education. 4. General functions of theministry of education. 5. The relation of the national ministry to element ary education. 6. The relation of the national ministry to secondary education. 7. The relation of the national ministry to higher education. 8. The Board of Education of England and Wales. 9. The Ministry of Public Instruction and Fine Arts in France. 10. The Secretariat of Public Education in Mexico. Appendix: I. Questionnaire sent through the Department of State to American consular offices abroad. II. Table showing the approximate population of each of the 73 main political divisions of the world. III. The organization of the ministry of sciences and of arts of Belgium. IV. A brief statement of the history and present legal status of the national ministry of education in each country. Ex-library (spine numbers, embossed library stamp), else very good. 50.00

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Jakarta : A History. First Edition, ABEYASEKERE, Susan
5 ABEYASEKERE, Susan Jakarta : A History. First Edition
Oxford University Press, Singapore [et al], 1987, ISBN:0195826884 1987 0195826884 / 9780195826883 
ABEYASEKERE, Susan. Jakarta : A History. Singapore [et al] : Oxford University Press, 1987. Pp (4),[v]-xvii,(3),[3]-280,(2),+ 16 pp plates. Maps. Index. 8vo, illustrated grey paper-covered boards (hardcover), lettered in blue, orange, pale yellow, white and black.

"This study of Jakarta presents the first general history of the city. It follows two main themes. One is the clash between dream and reality. For nearly 400 years, governments have wanted Jakarta to be the show-piece for their policies in the Indonesian archipelago. From 1619 until 1949, the Dutch saw the city as a European enclave displaying the gifts of good government and modern technology which they brought to their East Indies. After independence, President Sukarno lavished attention on his capital, hoping to make it the pride of the nation and the Beacon of the New Emerging Forces. Since Sukarno's fall, the New Order Government has channelled investment into Jakarta and carried through extensive modernization plans in line with its general aim of economic development for Indonesia. This book looks at the consequences of those centuries of policies for Jakarta, and in particular for the vast majority of its inhabitants who have always been too poor to fit into plans for the city.

The other main theme is the rich complexity of Jakarta's population. For centuries the city grew relatively slowly, and immigrant groups of Chinese, Arabs, Europeans and Indonesians from all over the archipelago mingled to produce unique cultural forms. In the last 40 years, that intricate web has been torn apart by political changes and massive waves of Indonesian immigrants who are still struggling to create their own urban culture in a predominantly rural country." (from the back cover).

Contents :
Part I - The Old Masters.
1. Company Town: Early Origins tn 1800.
2. The Colonial City: Batavia in the Nineteenth Century.
3. Batavia, 1900-1942: The Colonial City under Challenge.

Part II - Interregnum.
4. Japanese Occupation and the Struggle for independence. 1942-1949.

Part III - The New Masters.
5. Sukarno's Jakarta: 1950-1965.
6. Jakarta under Sadikin and His Successors: 1966-1985.

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6 ABRAHAM, Richard KERENSKY, Alexander Alexander Kerensky : The First Love of the Revolution. First British Edition in dustjacket
Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1987, ISBN:0283994762 
ABRAHAM, Richard. Alexander Kerensky : The First Love of the Revolution. London : Sidgwick & Jackson, (1987). First British Edition. Pp (8),[ix]-xii,(3),[1]-503,(1), frontispiece + 32 pp plates. Index. 8vo, yellow cloth, giltlettering to black panel on spine. "In July 1917, Alexander Kerensky succe eded Prince Lvov as premier of Russia's Provisional Government, which was estabJished after the February overthrow of Czar Nicholas II. Kerenskv was himself deposed later that year by Lenin's Bolsheviks, causing him fo flee to Paris where he became an active propagandist against the Soviet regime. In 1940, he emigrated to the United States, where he lived until his death in 1970. In this innovative biography, Richard Abraham offers a comprehensive analysis of Kerensky's politics and an intimate portrait of the man and his turbulent times. Tracing the course of Kerensky's career from obscure political trials to open, conspiraionai organizations, leadership, and finally exile, Abraham demonstrates that Kerensky was the representative and charismatic leader of the rank-and-file of the Russian intelligentsia. His prominence in 1917 was therefore no accident, but the fruit of his unremitting commitment to revolution, and of efforts which almost triggered a revolution as early as 1915. The author confirms that Kerensky played a crucial rolein forestalling any rallying of the Right before the October Revolution an d reexamines the accusation that he and his Socialist Revolutionary comrades were responsible for the horrors of the civil war. Kerenskv's belief in parliamentary democracy is evident in Abraham's concise account of his fiftyyears in exile. " (from the dj). Contents : Preface. 1. Inspector Kerensky 's Career. 2. A Hesitant Hero. 3. Against the Tide. 4. Tribune of the People. 5. Terribly Little Time. 6. Citizen Brutus. 7. Fires of Hope and Aspiration. 8. The People's Minister of Justice. 9. Ambition and Diplomacy. 10. Patriotism of a New Type. 11. The Supreme Persuader-In-Chief. 12. No Longer an Idealist? 13. Statesman or Revolutionary? 14. Reproaches and Slander. 15.All Necessary Measures. 16. Regeneration? 17. A Romantic Exile. 18. The Lo ng Reprieve. Very good in dustjacket (tear and crease to back panel). 50.00

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7 ADAM, Alexander Roman Antiquities Or, An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Romans; Respecting their Government, Magistracy, Laws, Judicial Proceedings, Religio. 8th ed rebound.
Cadell and Davies, London, 1819, 
ADAM, Alexander. Roman Antiquities : Or, An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Romans; Respecting their Government, Magistracy, Laws, Judicial Proceedings, Religion, Games, Military and Naval Affairs, Dress, Exercises,Baths, Marriages, Divorces, Funerals, Weights and Measures, Coins, Method of Writing, Houses, Gardens, Agriculture, Carriages, Public Buildings, &c. &c. &c. Designed Chiefly to Illustrated the Latin Classics, by Explaining Words and Phrases, from the Rites and Customs to which they Refer. The Eighth Edition, Corrected. London : Printed for Cadell and Davies..., 1819. Pp 570. 8vo, rebound in maroon library cloth. Slight nicking to a few pages without loss, a very few spots of foxing, owner's signature and inkstamps, else vg. 50.00

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8 ADAMS, Herbert B. Study of History in American Colleges and Universities
1887, 
ADAMS, Herbert B. The Study of History in American Colleges and Universities. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1887. Pp 1299,(3),+ 17 plates. 8vo, wrappers. Bureau of Education Circular of Information No.2, 1887. Front cover detached, spine creased, else vg. 30.00

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9 Africville Genealogy Society) CLAIRMONT, Donald SAUNDERS, Charles KIMBER, Stephen Spirit of Africville. First Edition, paperback, with errata slip.
Formac Publishing Company, Halifax, 1992, ISBN:088780084x 
(Africville Genealogy Society). The Spirit of Africville. Selected and Edited by the Africville Genealogy Society with contributions by Donald Clairmont, Stephen Kimber, Bridglal Pachai and Charles Saunders. Halifax : "A Maritext Book, Formac Publishing Company Limited" 1992. First Edition. Pp (7),viiixviii,[15]-124. Double column. Illustrated in colour and b&w. Oblong large 8vo, pale blue card covers. Paperback edition. "For more than 150 years,Africville was home to a community of Nova Scotia black familes. Located o n the shores of the Bedford Basin, Africville was part of the City of Halifax. Central to Africville's life were the church and the school. Working together, residents sought without success to obtain basic services from the municipal government to which they paid their property taxes. In the 1960s Halifax's city government decided to acquire the land and demolish the houses, destroying the community. Most residents opposed this decision, but theCity had its way." - from the cover. Chapters : 1. "A Visit to Africville" by Charles Saunders (and others); 2. "Africville: An Historical Overview" by Donald Clairmont ; 3. "Moving People: Relocation and Urban Renewal" alsoby Clairmont; 4. "The Africville Experience: Lessons for the Future" by St ephen Kimber; 5. "Before Africville: Nova Scotia's Black Settlers" by Bridglal Pachai . Small spot to front, else vg with errata slip verso front cover. 25.00

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10 Africville Genealogy Society) PACHAI, Bridglal CLAIRMONT, Donald SAUNDERS, Charles KIMBER, Stephen Spirit of Africville. First Edition, hardcover in dustjacket, with errata slip.
Formac Publishing Company, Halifax, 1992, ISBN:0887800858 
(Africville Genealogy Society). The Spirit of Africville. Selected and Edited by the Africville Genealogy Society with contributions by Donald Clairmont, Stephen Kimber, Bridglal Pachai and Charles Saunders. Halifax : "A Maritext Book, Formac Publishing Company Limited", 1992. First Edition. Pp (7),viiixviii,[15]-124. Double column. Illustrated in colour and b&w. Oblong large 8vo, blue cloth. "For more than 150 years, Africville was home to a community of Nova Scotia black familes. Located on the shores of the Bedford Basin, Africville was part of the City of Halifax. Central to Africville's life were the church and the school. Working together, residents sought without success to obtain basic services from the municipal government to whichthey paid their property taxes. In the 1960s Halifax's city government dec ided to acquire the land and demolish the houses, destroying the community.Most residents opposed this decision, but the City had its way." - from th e dj. Chapters : 1. "A Visit to Africville" by Charles Saunders (with the help pf many others); 2. "Africville: An Historical Overview" by Donald Clairmont ; 3. "Moving People: Relocation and Urban Renewal" also by Clairmont;4. "The Africville Experience: Lessons for the Future" by Stephen Kimber; 5. "Before Africville: Nova Scotia's Black Settlers" by Bridglal Pachai . Very good in dustjacket, with errata slip tipped in. 45.00

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11 Agriculture) Gov't LUGRIN. Charles H. Fifteenth Annual Report of the Board of Agriculture of the Province of New Brunswick
1875, 
(Agriculture). Fifteenth Annual Report of the Board of Agriculture of the Province of New Brunswick. Fredericton : Lugrin & Son, Printers, Queen Street, 1875. Pp (6),[7]-80,[i]-xxi,(3). 8vo, green wraps. Proceedings of the Board; Executive Committee Meetings; Auditor's; Secretary's Report (Charles H. Lugrin), Proceedings at the Farmers' Convention held at Otnabog, Queen's County, 24th Jone, 1874 [including J.D. Nixon's essay "The Provincial Boardof Agriculture" (pp.50-60)]; Agricultural Statistics; Reports from Local S ocieties. Vg. 45.00

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12 Agriculture) Gov't TWITCHELL, G.M. Report on Agriculture for the Province of New Brunswick, for the Year
1888, 
(Agriculture). Report on Agriculture for the Province of New Brunswick, forthe Year 1887. Saint John : Daily Telegraph Book and Job Press, 1888. Pp ( 8),[ix]-lxxvi,(2),[3]-196,(2). 8vo, wraps. Parts : [I]. Charles H. Lugrin'sreport, with observations on stock improvement, supply & demand, prices, i mportation of improved seeds, testing seed vitality, and breeding (with a note on Todd's Breeding Farm); II. Proceedings of the Board of Agriculture; III. Societies' Accounts and Returns; IV. "Poultry Raising" A Lecture Delivered by Dr. G.M. Twitchell of Yarmouth, Maine, at Fredericton, February 23rd, 1888; V. "The Necessities of To-day from a Farmer's Standpoint" A Lecture Delivered by Dr. G.M. Twitchell at St. John, N.B., 28th February, 1888. Lacks r.wrap ow vg. 40.00

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13 AGUIRRE, Robert W. International Straits of the World, Vol.15 Panama Canal.. Volume 15 in the International Straits of the World series. First Edition
Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden / Boston, 2010, ISBN:9004177280 
AGUIRRE, Robert W. The Panama Canal. Leiden / Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2010. First Edition. Pp. (4),[v]-xii,(2),[1]-293,(5). Maps, tables, illustrations in text. 8vo, green paper-covered boards, light green lettering to front & spine. Volume 15 in the International Straits of the World series. "The relationship between straits and interoceanic canals has always been ambiguous. Unlike straits, interoceanic canals are neither natural nor subject to a universal legal regime like the Law of the Sea. However, straits and interoceanic canals share comparable historical experiences due to their geographic similarities. Suspending interest in a purely legal analysis, The Panama Canal lets logic yield to experience and considers the Panama Canal as an 'artificial strait'. The volume recasts the dynamic events that have changed the Panama Canal in the context of three interactive elements: environments, flows, and territoriality. Cleverly deciphering from history how changes in one element led to changes in another, The Panama Canal suggests a considerably new perspective for viewing the canal's past and future." - from rear cover. Contents : 1. Introduction. A. Straits in Comparative Perspective. B. The Three Circumstances of a Strait: Environments, Flows, and Territoriality. C. Conclusion. 2. Part One - The Environment of aStrait. A. Introduction. B. How a Strait Became an Isthmus 16 Million Year s Ago. C. How an Isthmus Became an Artificial Strait One Hundred Years Ago.D. Why an Artificial Strait Will Reach Maximum Sustainable Capacity Betwee n 2009 and 2012 Unless Enhanced. E. Conclusion. Part Two - Flows Through the Environment. 3. Interoceanic Flows in Transit Through Panama's Human-Built Environment. A. Introduction. B. The Royal Road and Cruces Trail 1540–1740. C. The Panama Railroad 1852–1869. D. The Panama Canal 1914–date. E. Conclusion. Part Three - Territoriality Over Flows Through the Environment. 4. Panamanian Territoriality in Geographic Perspective. A. Maritime-Commercialand Territorial-Administrative Societies. B. The Two Panamas Under the Vic eroyalty of Peru Until 1717. C. The Two Panamas Under the Viceroyalty of New Granada Until Panamanian Independence in 1821. D. The Two Panamas Under Great Colombia (1819–1831). E. Conclusion. 5. American Territoriality in Geographic Perspective. A. Territorial Enlargement, Political Regimes, and Interoceanic Transportation. B. Territoriality and Territorial Enlargement. C.Conclusion. 6. The Expansion of the Powers of the Federal Government. A. I ntroduction. B. Expansion of the Powers of the Federal Government Over Transportation During the ‘1st republic’ (1780s–1820s). C. Expansion of the Powers of the Federal Government Over Transportation During the ‘1st democracy’ (1830s–1870s). D. Expansion of the Powers of the Federal Government Over Other Buffer Zones. E. The 1888 Supreme Court Decision in California v. Central Pacific Railroad Company. F. Conclusion. 7. Interoceanic Transportation and the Two Panamas Under the '1st democracy' (1830s-1870s). A. American Territoriality Over Interoceanic Transportation During the ‘1st democracy’ (1830s–1870s). B. The Two Panamas Under the Centralized Republic of New Granada (1831–1858). C. The Two Panamas Under the Federalist Grenadine Confederation (1858–1863) and United States of Colombia (1863–1886). D. Conclusion. 8. Interoceanic Transportation and the Two Panamas Under the '2nd republic' ,(1870s-1930s) Before Panamanian Independence. A. American Territoriality OverInteroceanic Transportation. B. The Two Panamas Under the Republic ofColombia (1886–1903). C. The Two Panamas Under the Republic of Panama. D. Conclusion. 9. The Extraterritorial Expansion of the Powers of the Federal Government Over the Maritime Environment after the 1880s. A. Introduction. B. The Extraterritorial Expansion of the Powers of theFederal Government Over Islands, Straits, and Sea LanesDuring the ‘2nd republic’ (1870s–1930s). C. Conclusion. 10. The Panama Canal and The Two Panamas Under the '2nd republic' (1870s-1930s) After Panammanan Independence. A. American Extraterritoriality through the 1903Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty. B. The Panama Canal and Canal Zone. C. The Two Panamas During an Era of Political Opposition Among the Elite 1900s to 1930s. D. Conclusion. 11. The Panama Canal and The Two Panamas Under the '2nd democracy' (1930s-1970s). A. American Territoriality Over InteroceanicTransportation Under the ‘2nd democracy’ (1930s–1970s). B. The Two Panamas During an Era of Social Rivalry between Non-Elite and Elitefrom the 1930s to the 1960s. C. The Two Panamas Under the National Guard U ntil 1981. D. American Territoriality and the 1977 Panama Canal Treaties. E. Conclusion. 12. The Panama Canal and The Two Panamas Under the '3rd republic' (1980-?). A. American Territoriality Over InteroceanicTransportation During the ‘3rd republic’ (1980–?). B. The Two Panamas Under the Panamanian Defense Forces Until 1989. C. The Two Panamas after the Abolishment of the Panamanian Defense Forces. D. Conclusion. 13. The Future nof the Panama Canal as an Artificial Strait. A. Changes in Panama’s Environment and Competition from Other Routes. B. Panamanian Societies and American Policy Regimes.C. Conclusion. Appendix. Very good. 170.00

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14 AHMAD, Muslehuddin Tale of the First Private University of Bangladesh - North South University- (Genesis - Establishment - Rise and Thereafter) : Recommendations for Re forms of the Sector. 1st ed in dj
Academic Press and Publishers Limited, Dhaka, 2004, ISBN:9840801848 
AHMAD, Muslehuddin. The Tale of the First Private University of Bangladesh - North South University - (Genesis - Establishment - Rise and Thereafter) : Recommendations for Reforms of the Sector. Dhaka : Academic Press and Publishers Limited, (February 2004). First Edition. Pp (8),iii-x,1-155,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth spine, black paper covered boards. Contents : Chapter I - 1. Emergence of the idea of a Private University in Bangladesh. 2, The name "North South University (NSU). 3. International Advisory Board.4. Collection of funds. 5. Foundation structure. 6. The process of governm ent permission. 7. The private University Act. 8. Establishment of The First Private University. 9. NSU Takes off. 10. NSU's Formal Opening ceremony. 11. Foundation Politics and Election of a Chairperson. 12. Policy Making. 13. Admission & Standard of Education. 14. President or Vice- chancellor? 15. NSU's first convocation. 16. Academic Collaboration with Foreign Universitiesn. 17. Visit to South Africa-meeting with Nelson Mandela. 18. Meeting of International Advisory Board at Harvard. 19. Meeting at Oxford University. 20. Award of "Poet Sarojini Naidu Gold Medal" 21. Admission Problem. 22. Governance & Management. 23. Writ petition field against the Chancellor's order. 24. Rule was discharged and stay order vacated by the High Court. 25.New VC was appointed. 26. Comments on the system and proceddure of the Cou rt Case. 27. Degree Certificates issued. 28. Effect of Governance & Management crises on the University. 29. Did money make the University? 30. The founders of NSU. Chaper II : The Standard of Education in Private Universities Recommendations for reforms. 1. The Standard of Education in Private Universities-recommendations for reforms of the sector. 2. Private University Act needs to be amended. 3. Role of sponsors/Trustees in the Private Universities. 4. University funds and their controls. 5. Independent accreditationcouncil to be set up. 6. Is Government permission necessary to start a pri vate University? 7. Education Loan through banks and insurance companies. 8. Workd Bank Other Donors. 9. Private University system brought good effectin the higher education sector. 10. "No student politics" In private Unive rsities. 11. Teachers' Politics. 12. Election of VC & Deans. Chapter III. 1. Colleges should Be allowed to award Degrees. 2. School Education. Some wrinkling to pages, else very good in dustjacket (with flaps attached to inside covers). 40.00

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15 AIDS) Challenge of AIDS : A Nova Scotian Response
1988, 
(AIDS). The Challenge of AIDS : A Nova Scotian Response. Report of the Nova Scotia Task Force on AIDS. Submitted to the Minister of Health and Fitness, September 1988. (Halifax : Task Force on AIDS, 1988). Pp [i]-ix,(1),1-131,(1). 4to, card covers. Vg. 7.00

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16 AITKEN, Hugh G.J. Welland Canal Company : A Study in Canadian Enterprise. First Edition in dustjacket.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1954, 
AITKEN, Hugh G.J. The Welland Canal Company : A Study in Canadian Enterprise. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1954. First Edition. Pp (6),[vii]-ix,(3),-[1]-178,(2) + map. Another map in text. Tables, charts in text. 8vo, tan cloth, black lettering to spine. In the Studies in Entrepreneurial History series. "Among the transportation improvements of the nineteenth century in North America the Welland Canal occupies a position of uniqueimportance. Opened for traffic in 1829, the Canal provided a navigable wat erway around Niagara Falls, making it possible for ships to pass freely from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. Its significance for the expansion of shippingon the Great Lakes can hardly he overestimated; in addition it played a vi tal roie in the rivalry between American and Canadian transportation routesfor the trade of the West, being designed initially as Canada's answer to the Erie Canal between Buffalo and New York. Enlarged no less than three times since its original construction, the Welland Canal continues in active use at the present day and promises to acquire even greater importance, both for Canada and for the United States, with the completion of the proposedSt. Lawrence Seaway. In this book Mr. Aitkcn relates the history of the pr ivate corporation which constructed the first Welland Canal and analyzes its operations and problems in detail. He focuses particular attention on theentrepreneurial group responsible for the inception and execution of the p roject, upon their partlv conflicting interests, and upon the way in which thev created an organization to their purposes. Mr. Aitken deals chiefly with problems of promotion, construction, finance, and management, and identifies the sources of the Company's principal difficulties: managerial inexperience, scarcity of capital, inadequate engineering skills, and political opposition. While the book is primarily a biography of the Company rather than of the men who composed it, considerable emphasis is laid on the influence of individuals upon the formation and execution of policy, particularly on the roles played by three men: William Hamilton Merritt, a mill owner and merchant in the Niagara peninsula, later an important Canadian politician; John B. Yates, a capitalist of Albany, New York, by profession a manager of lotteries; and John H. Dunnn, receiver general in the government of Upper Canada. These individuals are identified as the nucleus of the entrepreneurial group and an attempt is made to analyze their motives and appraise the functions they performed in the Company." (from the dj). Contents :Preface; 1. Upper Canada: The Inland Province; 2. Promotion; 3. Construction; 4. Finance; 5. Entrepreneurshp. Appendix : Revenue, Traffic, Costs, and Sources of Capital. With notes and index. A few small marginal coffee spots, elsevery good in price-clipped dustjacket. 60.00

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17 AL-MARAYATI, Abid A. CHAMBERLIN, Waldo, foreword. Diplomatic History of Modern Iraq. First Edition in dustjacket.
Robert Speller & Sons, New York, 1961, 
AL-MARAYATI, Abid A. A Diplomatic History of Modern Iraq. Foreword by WaldoChamberlin. New York : Robert Speller & Sons, Publishers, Inc., (1961). Fi rst Printing. Pp. (5),vi-xvi,(2),1-222. 8vo, green cloth with brown lettering to spine. Contents: 1. The Role of Small States in International Organizations; 2. The Establishment of the Mandates: Pre-1919 Anglo-French Policy in the Middle East -- Article 22 of the Covenant -- Iraqi Attitude toward the Mandate -- The Iraqi Revolt -- The Establishment of an Arab Kingdom in iraq -- British Influence -- The Character of the Mandate; 3. The Development of Self-Government: Education -- Administrative Experience -- LegislativeExperience -- Diplomatic Experience -- Anglo-Iraqi Negotiations, 1921-1930 -- Admission to the League of Nations; 4. Disputes before the League of Na tions which Involved Iraq Directly: The Mosul Affair, 1924-1936 -- Syria-Iraq Border Question, 1931-1932 -- The Assyrian Question, 1932-1937 -- The Iraqi-Persian Boundary Dispute, 1934-1937; 5. Iraq's Views on Other Disputes:Syria and Lebanon -- The Palestine Question in the League of Nations -- Pa lestine and the united Nations -- Conclusions; 6. Iraq's Attitude on Other Matters: Collective Security -- Ethiopia -- Korea -- Regional Arrangements -- Economic and Social Questions -- Minorities -- Conclusions; 7. Iraq's Participation at the United Nations Conference on International Organization:Iraq Adheres to the United Nations Declaration -- Iraq's Participation in Inter-War International Conferences and Organizations -- Invitation to the San Francisco Conference -- Character of the Iraq Delegation to the San Francisco Conference -- Officership at the Conference -- Iraqi Participation in the Conference Secretariat -- Advance Preparation -- Conference CommitteeAssignments -- Iraq's Positions at the Conference -- Signature and Ratific ation; 8. Participation in the Organs of the League of Nations and the United Nations: Participation in the Councils -- Participation in the Assemblies -- Conclusions; 9. Conclusions: Participation in the League of Nations --Participation at the San Francisco Conference -- Peaceful Settlement of Di sputes -- Collective Security -- Regional Arrangements -- Self-Determination -- Economic and Social Matters -- Representation in International Organization -- Participation in United Nations Organs -- Improved Educational Facilities -- Improved Economic and Social Conditions. Very good in ucnlipped dustjacket. 60.00

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18 ALAPURO, Risto State and Revolution in Finland. First Edition in dustjacket
University of California Press, Berkeley / Los Angeles / London, 1988, ISBN:0520058135 
ALAPURO, Risto. State and Revolution in Finland. Berkeley / Los Angeles / London : University of California Press, (1988). First Printing. Pp (8),vii-xiv,1-315,(5). Maps. Index. 8vo, black cloth, metallic red lettering to spine. Very good in dustjacket. 200.00 "What are the decisive factors shaping twentieth-century politics in small countries that are economically and politically dependent on big countries? In what ways does this dependence i nfluence the conditions, forms, and outcomes of colective action in those small countries, including the occurrence of revolutions and the institutionalization of political systems? To answer these questions, Risto Alapuro focuses on the experience of Finland. He provides an insightful political, economic, and social history of the country since 1809. Then, using two key events - the first parliamentary elections with universal suffrage in 1907 andthe abortive revolution in 1917-1918 - he analyzes the unique factors that govern politics in a small, dependent country. Although Alapuro points to the distinctiveness of the Finnish case, he also raises questions that willopen a whole new realm of inquiry in the study of relations among small an d large countries." (fro the dj). Contents : 1. The Formation of a Small Polity. Part One - Statemaking and the Class Structure. 2. Dominant Groups and Statemaking. 3. The Agrarian Class Structure and Industrial Workers. 4- Territorial Integration. Part Two - National Integration and Class Integration. 5. Finnish Nationalism. 6. Before the Revolution: Organization, Mobilization, and the Role of Russia. 7. Regional Consolidation of Party Support. Part Three - The Abortive Revolution. 8. On Preconditions for RevolutionarySituations. 9. The Abortive Revolution of 1917-1918. 19. State and Nation After the Failed Revolution. Part Four - The Finnish State and Revolution in a European Perspective. 11. Eastern European Revolutionary Movements. 12.The Formation of Finland in Europe. Very good in dustjacket. 200.00

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Albion Mines Relief Society Ephemera.  in green cloth binder. , Albion Mines Relief Society) Government of Nova Scotia)
19 Albion Mines Relief Society) Government of Nova Scotia) Albion Mines Relief Society Ephemera. in green cloth binder.
Albion Mines Relief Society, Stellarton, NS, 1920, 
(Albion Mines Relief Society). Albion Mines Relief Society Ephemera . [Stellarton, NS: Albion Mines Relief Society, 1920s-1930s]. 60 pages of letters (17 of which are loose). 4to, green cloth binder. A collection of sixty pieces of ephemera relating to the Albion Mines Relief Society, based in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, dating from the 1920s and 1930s. The letters deal with a variety of topics, including the sale of coal, pensions, inter-business dealings, health coverage, and bank transactions. Some of the letters are handwritten, while others are typed. The binder has "Letters from Government of NS" written in ink on the front, and the title "The Nova Scotia Telephone Co., Limited, Operating Rules, October 1909" impressed to the front, and "Bulletins" upside-down on the back. Cloth rubbed with small damp spots to front, some of the loose letters are nicked with corner creases, else vg. For the collection. 180.00

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20 ALEXANDER, Martin S., ed. GRAHAM, Helen, ed. French and Spanish Popular Fronts : Comparative Perspectives. First Edition in dustjacket, signed.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1989, ISBN:0521350816 
ALEXANDER, Martin S. and Helen GRAHAM, eds. The French and Spanish Popular Fronts : Comparative Perspectives. Edited by Martin S. Alexander and Helen Graham. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, (1989). First Printing. Pp.(4),v-xiv,1-277,(5). 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "The m enace of triumphant Nazism and fascism across Europe in the 1930s drove theleft into unity with liberals, in order to make common cause against the e xtremist right. Popular Front initiatives were a significant attempt to barthe way to further fascist victories. This collection of essays focuses sp ecifically on France and Spain as the only two countries where Popular Front coalitions won political power through the ballot box. From a comparativeperspective the volume gathers leading experts on the 1930s who travel bey ond the territory of orthodox political history. Taken together, their contributions provide the first multi-dimensional approach to the Front phenomenon. The Popular Fronts in France and Spain emerge here as more than elite political partnerships -- they were movements of the masses in search fo social, cultural and educational change." -from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Joel Cotton: "The formation of the French Popular Front, 1934-6"; 2. SantosJulia: "The origins and nature of the Spanish Popular Front"; 3. H. Haywoo d Hunt: "The French Radicals, Spain and the emergence of appeasement"; 4. Michael Alpert: "The Spanish army and the Popular Front"; 5. Martin S. Alexander: "Soldiers and Socialists: the French officer corps and leftist government, 1935-7"; 6. Mary Vincent: "The Spanish Church and the Popular Front: the experience of Salamanca province"; 7. James Steel: "'La main tendue', the French Communist Party and the Catholic Church, 1935-7"; 8. Tom Kemp: "Trotskyist and left-wing critics of the Popular Front"; 9. Paul Heywood: "The development of marxist theory in Spain and the Frente Popular"; 10. DavidBerry: "The other Popular Front: French anarchism and the Front Revolution naire"; 11. Alan Forrest: "The French Popular Front and the politics of Jacques Doriot"; 12. Adrian Rossiter: "The Blum government, the Consiel National Economique and economic policy"; 13. Jose Manuel Macarro Vera: "Social and economic policies of the Spanish left in theory and in practice"; 14. Sian Reynolds: "Women, men and the 1936 strikes in France"; 15. David A.L. Levy: "From clientelism to communism: the Marseille working class and the Popular Front"; 16. Adrian Shubert: "A reinterpretation of the Spanish PopularFront: the case of Asturias"; 17. Julian Jackson: "Le temps des loisirs: p opular tourism and mass leisure in the vision of the Front Populaire"; 18. Christopher Cobb: "The educational and cultural policy of the Popular Frontgovernment in Spain, 1936-9"; 19. Martin Stanton: "French intellectual gro ups and the Popular Front: traditional and innovative uses of the media". Very good in dustjacket. Signed, dated, and warmly inscribed by editor Martin S. Alexander, on the first page. 50.00

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